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Christchurch Gondola

10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
+64 3-384 0310
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Ranked #12 of 129 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Trams, Observation Decks/ Towers
Activities: Dining
Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360... more » Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe. « less
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ferntree gully
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We went on this amazing attraction in Christchurch. Although the weather was a bit hazy when we were there it was still quite breathtaking to see views from up so high.Views all around were amazing..

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This was great way to see the city and seaside, just beautiful. Also can see Lyttleton on the otherside, very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

If you live in Christchurch or are visiting this is a must see attraction. Banks Peninsula is a wonderful scenic gem. Formed by two now extinct volcanoes, it is made up of two harbours and countless bays. The gondola whisks you to a vantage point above the port of Lyttelton with views of the harbour, surrounding hills, the plains and... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I really enjoyed the gondola ride and the views from the top of the mountain over Lyttleton and Christchurch and I could even see the Southern Alps in the distance. There's also a cafe at the top, which is nice for families with children as they have a lot of food options. Also, there are a couple of walkways around... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I personally believe the gondola ride fare is over charged, sending 6 adults up on this thing will cost up to $150NZ for view. The Queenstown one was longer, steeper and slightly less expensive compare to this. A number of the tourists showed up and turned around because of the price. If you are asking for $15 -18 dollars, that's... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Public bus from the central bus station to the Gondola, just over $NZ3, if you return within 2 hours, can use the same ticket. I just missed my return bus, but I didn't have long to wait. Good views of course and a nice cafe' at the top that I noted had a lot of vegetarian and gluten free dishes.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I really enjoyed the Gondala. The views were fantastic both on the way up and on the observation deck at the top. You can see all of Christchurch and the surrounding area and I'm told you can even see into Kaikoura on a really fine day (I didn't know where I should be looking for that unfortunately!). The pods themselves... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Amazing views that look out onto the town and open ocean. A must see while you are there especially in winter as the snow capped mountains are so picturesque.

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Christchurch New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have been up the Gondola several times at different times of the year. I recently took my father who has mobility problems. I cannot commend the Gondola staff enough for their assistance and patience in making my father's time there enjoyable. The carriage can be stopped for those with mobility (or other issues) problems and the staff were more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

On a clear day, and on a partially clear day, and perhaps even on a cloudy-rainy day, the gondola ride to the "top of Christchurch" is a good experience, especially to share with others and if not, then even solo. There is a cafeteria on top and one can enjoy panoramic views while sipping beer, wine, or coffee - and... More

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